Party affiliation: Finnish Social Democratic Party
Member, Hyvinkää Town Council, 1976. Chairman, 1985; Chairman, City Administration Board, 1981-1984. Member, Presidential Electorate, 1982.
Member of Eduskunta, 1983. Member, SDP Party Committee, 1984. Vice-Chairman, Administration Council of the State Fuel Centre, 1984.
Member, Finnish Workers Savings Bank Management, 1984. Representative Board of the E-Co-operative Shop EKA, 1984. Second Minister of Social Affairs and Health, since 1990.
Professional career: Secretary, State Computer Centre, 1963-1965. Broadcaster, Yleisradio (Finnish Broadcasting Co), 1965-1983.